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Miami Hurricanes Football 2016 Player Profile: Malcolm Lewis

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In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

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Malcolm Lewis

WR - 5'10 190 Senior - Miramar, Fl

2015 Key Stats:  5 catches, 47 yards (2014: 25-248-1 TD)

Started career in promising fashion, before an ankle dislocation stunted his development in the 4th game of his freshman year Vs Ga Tech (who can forget that heartbreaking moment).

But now a senior ,should be healthy and ready to contribute.

If 100%, is a nice slot option with reliable hands, ability to make plays over the middle, and elusiveness after the catch.

Will also be counted on in 2016 to provide leadership to a very young receiving corps.

Summary: Lewis will be needed early on, especially as talented newcomers like Sam Bruce and Dayall Harris (more on him soon) get their feet wet at this level.  Braxton Berrios seems to have passed him as the next best option after Stacy Coley among experienced players at the position.  But I wouldn't sleep on Lewis. He may not be the biggest guy, but he's shown a lot of skills when healthy and given the opportunity.  Do I expect Bruce, Harris, Ahmonn Richards, and Dionte Mullins (if he qualifies) to cut into his snaps as the season progresses?  Absolutely.  But Lewis is a guy who is beloved by teammates and coaches alike. And he's going to need to be a steady option for QB Brad Kaaya as the more explosive players mentioned above develop. And how can you not root for the kid, after all he's been through?  I expect Lewis to haul in anywhere from 15-20 passes this season and perhaps a few scores. If and when the newcomers pass him on the depth chart, there's little doubt he will be supportive and help them along the way.  Should they take time to catch their stride, Lewis is still good enough to make plays for this team and have a very nice season in 2016.